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stephenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we have learned that the state is investigating the oakland group home that an autistic girl walked away from last week before she was kidnap and had sexually assaulted. this as the suspect 36-year-old gary atkinson was scheduled to make a plea today on kidnapping, rape, and other charges but instead his hearing was pushed back to the 17th. police say atkinson abduct it had teenager from the fright vail bart station. the center has denied our repeated requests for an interview. >>> police in palo alto are warning people to be on guard after two women were attacked on downtown streets. >> almost got sick to my stomach when i first saw it. it was horrible. >> an elderly homeless woman named bunny became the latest victim early sunday morning. police say a man repeatedly punched her in the head and rifled through her pockets for cash. that same morning another woman was pushed to the ground and also punched in her face. the suspect tried to grab her purse but ran off empty handed. >> it was a downright street crime beating somebody in the face is just heino
% full and the largest anderson reservoir is 41% full. >>> in oakland police are investigating multiple shootings including a homicide which happened this afternoon. neighbors near 24th street and chestnut neck west oakland, they heard multiple gunshots at about 2:30, our photographer accounted a total of 20 shell casings on the ground at two different crime scenes in the area. we are told that the victim is a man but his name has not been released there is no word on suspects or arrests. >>> in oakland they're investigating a shooting that injured two inside of a church. they were shot by stray bullets around 9:00 last night. most people are in stable condition right now. police say they have no suspects at this time. >>> a 24 hour strike by union nurses at nine bay area hospitals ended at 7:00 this morning. nurses walked off their jobs because of contract issues with sutter health and hca health care over health benefits, sick pay and staffing levels. a spokeswoman in berkeley said the union is miss representing management proposals. it's the eighth such walk out since negotiations st
believe the shooter was aiming at a car passing by. live in oakland, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> a person on a bike was killed by a amtrak train. it happened before 11:30 a.m. the train left oakland 10:00 a.m. there were 92 passengers on board. the cause of the crash is under investigation. >> a man and his dog were killed in a hit-and-run accident this morning about 8:30 a.m. officers responded to a report of a man down. the 64-year-old man and his dog were suffering from major injuries. the accident is under investigation at this point, there are no suspects in custody. >>> more fuelrens today in #-- funerals today in newton, connecticut. friends and family said good- bye to benjamin wheeler. he was one of six funerals for the 26 students and teachers killed. funeral rangements for the gunman's mother are being made in new hampshire. >>> vice president joe biden met with officials to launch a new task force to recommend new gun laws. >> for anything to get done we will need the advocacy of the law enforcement in this country. >> joe biden is over seeing the response to last
dramatically change as soon as tomorrow. tom vacar is live at a highway work site in oakland and has the story of one woman and her looming fear. tom-- >> reporter: the people who work here are well paid and they're onvacaon. but for other people, the fiscal cliff might as well be a financial guillotine. though ilea thomas searches, she's been out of work for two years picking up any odd jobs as much as she can. >> it's been discouraging. i come in here three times a week and maybe i'll go to a friend's house and use their internet to look for work. >> reporter: long term unemployment benefits have been a life send. >> i can breathe a little while i'm looking for work. even though it's not the same amount that i was getting when i was working. >> but thomas is one of 400, 400,000 californians who will not be able to get medicare payments tomorrow. >> not being able to buy groceries, not being able to put food on the table, what am i supposed to do. a lot of family and friends giving me money, lending me money and just trying to look for work and not being able to be hired or get hired it's jus
with the tragedy. [ singing ] >> reporter: oakland cathric cathedral, 200 attend -- catholic cathedral, 200 attended the sandy hook elementary school mass. >> took time out of my day oremember the fam -- to remember the families. >> reporter: we all bear a burden when children die in violence. >> pray for the victims and pray for ourselves that we may learn from these events. >> reporter: there was no reasoning why these children, why their teachers, after mass he sent a wreath. >> so hard to believe that these little angels are no longer on this earth. it is heart wrenching. >> reporter: names of the victims spoken towards heaven. >> katherine hubbard. >> a lot of people cared even though it didn't happen near here. it was touching to know that everyone cared. >> reporter: connected by grief, united to find some way to end the violence. john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >> classes resume today at san jose city college after the campus was shut down because of an alert about a possible armed intruder. >> i feel fine. i didn't feel nervous or anything. they handled it professionally. >> she
to rob prostitutes. butler has already pleaded guilty and is in prison. >>> oakland police report the arrest of a suspect in a shooting that left a man in serious condition this morning. police say it happened just after 9:00 a.m. near east 31st street and 13th avenue. they say that the suspect shot the victim several times, then ran off and jumped into a car. police did get the license plate number from a witness and caught up with him near the fruitvale district at about 10:30 a.m. they have not yet released the name of the suspect but say a gun was thrown from his car. >>> coming up at 5:30, what oakland police are saying today about the suspect arrested for an attack on an autistic teenager. >>> a big jump in home prices shows the housing market is bouncing back. there was a 6.3% increase in october compared to a year ago. prices were up in a total of 45 states including california. we saw a 9% gain. at 6:00, there are signs after housing boom in one east bay community. the unusual call some homeowners are receiving from realtors. >>> on capitol hill today republicans and demo
. they say michael taylor was found suffering from gunshot wounds just before 3:00 p.m. the oakland tribune reports tayl may have been walking with a group of people when someone approached taylor and opened fire. so far investigators say they don't know of a motive or have any suspect information. police and crime stoppers are offering up to $10,000 for information leading to an avest. >>> in antioch a vigil is set to get underway to remember a man shot to death there last night. police say they received reports of gunfire around 10:40 outside of victim's home. officers arrived to the scene to find a 43-year-old man with gunshot rounds. his name has not been released. so far police have not made any arrests and anyone with information is asked to call antioch police. that vigil is set at 6:00 for the park at contra loma park, not far from where the man was gunned down. >>> menlo police have arrested a man for attempted shooting inside a home if in the 1300 block of windermere avenue. they arrested geoffrey smith and say during an argument smith fired several shots at the residents, who he
. they say he was beaten to o death bay skate board. >> and an oakland raiders fan remains in the hospital after falling 30 feet off an upper seating deck. coming up at 5:30 we're talking to fans and players about the accident. >> the november jobs report is out and it's better than just about anyone expected. the labor departments report suggests the market is gradually improving despite disruptions from superstorm sandy and the fiscal cliff. 146,000 jobs have been added. and the unemployment rate fell to a four year low of 7.7% from 7.9% in october. coming up at 6:00 we look at one bay area industry where just having a job creates jobs. the impact one worker can have on the economy . >> authorities are serging for a 63 year old woman who is missing. they say she caulk r walked away from her home around 1:00 a.m. . >> here in the bay area and around the world, people are marking the day, 71 years after the attack on pearl harbor. . >> here at the top of the mount, you can see something that happens just once a year, the beacon is lit up to commemorate pearl harbor day. it was an ear
airport today. there were 60-90 minute delays. oakland and san joseators were running smooth -- san jose airports were running smooth. >>> the main event was the heavy rain and strong winds this morning. we will show you the radar image from 7:00 a.m. this morning. look at that. gradually spreading to the south. at least it was a quick mover. rainfall totals. santa rosa 2 inches. oakland 1.26. san francisco inch-1/2. bolder creek 4 inches. 4.76. and the bulk of the action was this morning. not lot to show you right now. lots of clear skies. some of the observer reports, and of course, wins are a -- winds are a big issue. winds gusting to 80 miles per hour in the hills this morning. around sfo this morning, 50 miles per hour. that was at 4:21. in the north bay, we have been watching the rivs out there. napa river -- rivers out there. napa river, expected to be 19 feet at 7:00 p.m. this evening. also an update on the russian river. russian river, water takes its  time to get there. cresting tomorrow morning, but below flood stage. we have a break in the rain for tomorrow but i am tracking
: for many schools this is already reality. oakland, san francisco and san jose unified have armored police at schools. school board members say it appears to make a difference. >> i would say that it's a mixed feeling, but the perception in the community. >> reporter: right now 20 armed officers and 40 site supervisories handle just the middle and high schools. about $5 million a year. officials don't know how they'd pay to staff the elementary schools too. >> how am i going to put armed police officers at 50 school ??? i think it's about a third of schools have armed security. >> reporter: berkeley sociologist says right now studies don't indicate whether more guards mean less violence. >> it's up to the individuals who are armed. there's no data on what the effect would be. >> reporter: taking action at an elementary school, but they're adding cameras, not guards for now. live in richmond. >> police are looking for the person behind a series of threats to an oakland elementary school. someone called hoover elementary saying there would be a shooting there. threat caused the school to go
in oakland. the pile of mud started coming down this morning and left debris in the street. one lane was closed while crews worked in the area. >>> significant rain yesterday. you saw it coming down hard for a time. these are some of the totals sunday. the rain dumping. almost 3 inches of rain. bolder creek, half foot of rain, 5 inches of rain. redwood city. looks like we will see more showers tomorrow. what i am tracking is this next weather system. nice looking system but nothing like what we saw. it will get in here tomorrow and bring rain. when i get back, i will break down the timing and we will go through it hour by hour so you can plan out your day. but the showers will be there. see you back here in a bit. >>> and we want to report breaking news to you. these are live pictures from news chopper 2. a number of emergency vehicles on the road, this is highway 84. near 680. and we understand right now we are hearing there are possible injuries in an accident, a head on collision before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. roads, we understand, have been closed in both directions. look at th
of the connecticut shooting, oakland police increased their visibility around school. >> being a visible presence at these campuses. getting out of their cars and going on campus. >> reporter: there's a school officer safety unit designated for six campuses. it has a unit prepared and trained to handled incidents like happened today. >>>-- san francisco grieves with those affected by the need less and horrifying violence this morning in connecticut. school staff in san francisco say they are ready to help students and family who may be reacting to this tragedy. as law enforcement unraveled what led to today's shooting. people are asking themselves why would somebody do such a thing. jade hernandez live in san francisco with what medical experts had to say. >> reporter: experts do agree this young man was very, very sick. a former fbi profiler who now heads his own security firm says the shooter had to exhibit warning signs. >> always something that precedes this, it doesn't come out of the blue. >> there must have been some interaction, must have been some conversation, some communication that he
for three oakland city council members. here only on 2, what the mayor has to say about this historic event. >> a major sporting goods retail sir pulling guns off its shelves. the move. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> very intelligent person. he really was. just like the way he acted around other people was just very withdrawn and just really quiet. >> a former classmate of the gunman in the connecticut school shooting is speaking out saying he and other students knew something was different about adam lanza but he says they never thought he was capable of opening fire on innocen
starting tomorrow at the oakland civic -- convention center. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we were the first to bring you the story of a string of robberies at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. now three men are under arrest. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with the slow steady case that came together for investigators. ken? >> reporter: the chp says it happened this way, a car pulls up, it would stop, someone would get out and threaten the toll both worker. that happened 10 times at this toll lawser in the last -- plaza in the last year. at the carquinez bridge toll plaza with armed robbers hit the location repeatedly. >> they were hard to identify. >> reporter: he says three men have now been identified and arrested. robert larry white, christopher lee miller, david joseph morales. the chp believes they are responsible for 3-10 robberies here at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. the investigation was difficult because they used stolen cars. investigators had help from the police department in finding suspects through the use of record checks on traffic stops. and a series of car burgl
programs in san francisco and oakland were the most successful they have ever had. ktvu's christien kafton is live tonight and tells us why they think so many people decided to sell their weapons this time around. >> reporter: san francisco and oakland police say even one gun taken off the street good news but the 600 guns they took off the streets this weekend was more than they could hope for. >> reporter: they showed off a fraction of the guns. >> can be concealed and used on the street. >> reporter: he said the school shooting at sandy hook elementary school was on everyone's find. >> about the shooting, happened to see an old shotgun and decided she would sell it. >> reporter: the owner of a medical marijuana donated the cash to buy back the guns, 300 from oakland and 300 from san francisco. >> this excides any buy back we have done before and i think it is because folks want to get the guns out of their house. >> reporter: this is a good start but stressed she believes the country need stricter gun controls. >> we are glad to take these guns off the street but there are still many gu
-- 880 runs through oakland, holiday travelers. >> reporter: neighbors are not surprised that it keeps happening. >> hard for them to make them understand that, you know, you don't do something that is wrong, this is not the way to get what you need but there is a lot of people that is starving. >> reporter: the signs will stay up through january 1. police remind people to keep valuables out of site and take them out of your car when possible. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> coming up at 6:00 p.m., this afternoon oakland unveiled a new plan to fight crime. >>> a former chef has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexual assaults. he pleaded no contest to the charges. the attacks took place in 2008 and 2009. prosecutors say he would drive up behind women, flash his beams and molest them when they pulled over. >>> today we learned the name of a worker who died while working on a home in san francisco. a official said he died after falling near an unfinished stair well yesterday morning. cal-osha is investigating. >>> antioch has enough money to rebuild a playground destroy
amount of water. and back here in oakland, the folks who live here tell me they're unsure of what's going to happen to this tree but without this -- but at this point, they're without their rides. >>> about two hours ago, pg&e restored power to all customers following a large outage after a crash in oakland. the crash happened around 2:00 this morning. it knocked down power lines and caused an outage affecting some 6800 customers. pg&e said most customers were back online within about an hour and a half. about 2400 customers remain in the dark until about two years ago. >>> the first snow fell in the sierra today. ken prich set live along interstate 08 and experienced first hand just how slow going the traffic was on the way up. ken? >> reporter: we did, indeed. you can see light snow falling. we are at the nyack gas station, and it is busy. they have this new snow area so there's a lot more places for people to play. the people you see here sledding, they put in in some cases hours just to get here. we did, too, as you will see. long before the pavement of interstate 80 turned white fro
you about out of oakland. a live picture. police and emergency crews responded to a homicide in a residential area. these pictures are live from east oakland. this is happening at 83 avenue and "d" street. the victim is an adult male. police have one block of 83 street shut down for their investigation. no word on suspects or a motive in this case. we will follow this situation and keep you updated. >>> the police chief will become the official police chief next week. he has been the active chief for five months and face as stuff job as community back lash continues over officer involved shooting. he will be coming out of reenvironment. he plans on -- retirement. he hopes to leave the force in better shape than he found it. >>> a journey has come to an end for john mcafee who arrived in the u.s. last night from guatemala. he was deported to the u.s. this morning he denied murdering his neighbor and said his trouble began when he refused to pay a bribe. >> began last year when soldiers stormed my property, shot my dog in the head. troyed my -- destroyed my home. >> u.s. author
francisco and oakland would pay an extra $7,424 in san jose it would be 7,352. and in santa rosa, $3,333. now to wall street where stocks today moved into positive territory. the dow clos up 78 points. >>> there were more jobs advertised in september than october. job openings rose by 128,000 to 3.68 million in october that is the most since june. and in a separate report last friday, the government said employers added 168,000 jobs last month. >>> michigan became the 24th state in the united states to pass right to work laws. hundreds of union members rallied at the state capital in lansing. michigan is a union stronghold where the united auto workers were founded. the bill was voted by rick schneider. they ban unions from requiring private or public sector workers to join the union as part of their employment. this new law will result in lower pay for all workers. backers say the more than will help bring more jobs to michigan. >>> a florida judge this morning ordered george zimmerman to continue to wear a leg bracelet and to remain in sanford county. the judge also refused to lowe
to oversee the oakland police department. city officials agreed to the term of the plan. the director will have broad authority including the power to dismiss the police chief but the plan falls short of a federal take over. the court decision stems from a decade old police brutality lawsuit that claims that rogue officers called the writers beat or framed suspects. >> the moments before two people were left bound and gagged right in the middle of a street in san francisco. one of them later died. david is here now and tells us it appears that these victims were specifically targeted. >> that's right. prosecutors revealed details about what they is a lead up to the victims being bound and gagged in the street but there's many questions about what lead up to this crime. >> the one thing that we can say with no uncertainty is this is a brutal case. two entered not guilty pleas in their court appearance this afternoon. >> not guilty, sir. >> we were not allowed to film their faces. the 21 year old and 23 year old and 31 year reeled are charged with murder and assault. they entered this h
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